Current Issues in Banking Supervision and Regulation

This course, presented by the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, reviews the latest developments in banking supervisory and regulatory topics. These include changes to capital adequacy standards, the new Basel liquidity measurement rules, as well as supervision of systemically important banks. The course sessions will focus on aspects of particular relevance to the region and will discuss main implementation challenges, as well as implications for banks and supervisory authorities. The course will include an Islamic banking component discussing similarities and differences in Islamic and conventional banking risks and the respective capital adequacy measurement. Participants will be actively engaged through case studies and group work exercises. 

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: 

• Define and summarize the main elements of the Basel capital adequacy standards and their implementation in their respective countries. 

• Describe the latest reforms and developments in other international banking regulatory standards. 

• Identify good supervisory practices to capture and assess banking risks and take adequate supervisory actions.